Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson is an educator, eduction blogger and award-winning historian.  His commentary pieces can be found on the Huffington Post.  This piece can be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/why-wont-arne-duncan-and_b_6542854.html Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality? Democrats who support test-driven reform are showcasing a kinder, gentler soundbite to defend the indefensible. No…

Why Howard Dean and the Democratic Party owe Teachers and Parents an Apology

A piece by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley,  It was originally posted on her blog – http://3rdmilleniumteacher.blogspot.com/2015/02/why-howard-dean-and-democratic-party.html Why Howard Dean and the Democratic Party owe Teachers and Parents an Apology On  February 2  Howard Dean came out with an article in Salon supporting Teach for America and insisting that the current controversies over Education Reform  were no more than…

The Top-10 Most Unwanted List—the Enemies of Public Education

From author, educator and education blogger Lloyd Lofthouse.  His writing can be found at: http://crazynormaltheclassroomexpose.com/ The Top-10 Most Unwanted List—the Enemies of Public Education This list reveals the most dangerous enemies of public education and how they earned their spot in infamy. To discover why they landed on this list, click the links included with each name…

Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies

From Diane Ravitch at http://dianeravitch.net/ Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies This scintillating article by Alex Leary in the Tampa Bay Times explores the curious but close alliance between Jeb Bush and the Obama administration. Jeb, Arne, and Barack are on the same page. They all believe in testing, high-stakes, charter schools, closing schools, and the…

Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education

Alan Singer is an education blogger, social studies educator and teaches at Hofstra University. This piece first appeared at the Huffington Post.  For original see: Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Congress is Republican. ISIS is on the march. Common Core and high-stakes testing are under attack. The…